- Title: India secures army camp after overnight militant attack
- Date: 3rd October 2016
- Summary: BARAMULLA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (OCTOBER 3, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI - NO ACCESS BBC) VARIOUS OF ARMY SOLDIERS ON A MOTORBOAT DURING A SEARCH OPERATION ARMED SOLDIERS WALKING AS LORRIES PASS BY AN ARMED SOLDIER STANDING IN FRONT OF A BARRICADE (SOUNDBITE) (English) SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, BARAMULLA, IMTIYAZ HUSSEIN, SAYING: "Some terrorists tried to sneak in the camp and they attacked the BSF (Border Security Force) post manning the perimeter of the camp and in the process two BSF men got injured, in which one succumbed later on. After that, army and BSF jointly repulsed the attack. There was a firefight which went on for some time and militants were not able to sneak in the camp. They were repulsed but due to the darkness and the civilian houses, that surround the army and BSF camp, the army could not immediately fire apprehending civilian casualties and that is why the militants could escape. But as of now, search in the area has been completed." LEH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (OCTOBER 3, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI - NO ACCESS BBC) INDIAN INTERIOR MINISTER, RAJNATH SINGH, STEPPING OUT OF THE AIRCRAFT AND WALKING DOWN THE STAIRS SINGH BEING GREETED (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN INTERIOR MINISTER, RAJNATH SINGH, SAYING: "Our army and soldiers are giving a befitting reply to them (militants and Pakistan)." BARAMULLA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (OCTOBER 3, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI - NO ACCESS BBC) ARMED SOLDIERS STANDING AS LORRIES GO THROUGH THE BARRICADES ARMED SOLDIER USING A WALKIE-TALKIE VARIOUS OF POLICE VEHICLES DRIVING PAST
- Embargoed: 17th October 2016 09:59
- Keywords: unit attack Kashmir Baramulla militant Uri Ladakh India army Pakistan militancy
- Location: LEH/BARAMULLA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: LEH/BARAMULLA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00152G9X6T
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
India called its 4 Para special forces unit in to Baramulla and an operation continued into the morning to search and secure the army camp on Monday (October 3) after an overnight attack.
At least six militants attacked an Indian army camp in north Kashmir on Sunday (October 2) night, killing one border guard and wounding another, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 Indian soldiers and ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan.
The attack on the camp of India's 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla, which also houses a unit of the Border Security Force, started at around 10:30 pm (1700 GMT) and repeated exchanges of fire ensued.
One border guard was killed and one wounded when militants tried to enter the army camp, said Baramulla Superintendent of Police Imtiyaz Hussein, adding that the militants in the latest attack, who appear to have reached the camp by boat on a river that passes through the town, had escaped.
Nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan have been at odds over Kashmir ever since independence nearly 70 years ago, fighting two of their three wars over the territory that they each rule in part but claim in full.
Baramulla is a district capital that lies on the road from Srinagar, the summer capital of India's northernmost state, to the frontier settlement of Uri, where the Sept. 18 attack on the army base took place.
India launched retaliatory "surgical strikes" in the early hours of Thursday against militant camps on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control, announcing it had inflicted significant casualties.
Pakistan denied any such attack had taken place.
India's announcement that it had conducted the cross-border raid was the first in decades, and raised international fears that its campaign to isolate Pakistan diplomatically and punish it militarily could lead to an armed escalation.
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